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World Bank, UNDP ink $20m deal to support Afghanistan

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Kabul: The UN Development Program (UNDP) Afghanistan and World Bank have signed a $20 million dollar partnership agreement to support humanitarian, economic, and social development initiatives across Afghanistan.

The UNDP’s statement said that the new partnership will provide UN projects aim to enhance access to health, education, agriculture and increase food security and livelihood activities for vulnerable people including persons with disabilities

“We thank the World Bank for showing solidarity and support in Afghanistan and helping them grow when they need it most,” said UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Surayo Buzurukova.

Afghan officials at the Ministry of Economy praised the partnership agreement, saying the aid will be beneficial in eradicating poverty in Afghanistan.

Abdul Latif Nazari, Deputy Minister of the Economy quoted that UNDP assistance had been very beneficial for Afghanistan, and the continuation of this assistance can help us to alleviate poverty in the country.

Meanwhile, Taliban has consistently urged that aid be distributed in coordination with government offices.

It is important to create employment opportunities through this assistance until the people can gain their own livelihoods.

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